This is a site devoted to the history of Sheffield Rock & Pop music. We all know about the famous bands that come from the Steel City, but we want to devote some space to the bands that nearly made it as well.
Contributions of any kind welcomed – photos, reviews, memories, tickets, flyers, all welcomed. We know most readers will have some memorabilia tucked away in a dusty drawer 😉
On the 22nd September 1976, Be-Bop Deluxe played a secret gig at the Black Swan, billed as “Funky Phaser and his Unearthly Merchandise” (taken from the B side of their single “Kiss Of Light”. There was a mention in the Star, (now attached to a cassette recording of the gig 😉
The set was
Life in the air age
Ships in the night
maid in heaven
Blues shuffle in A
Piece of Mine
Take Two was a music venue in Attercliffe, at the foot of Staniforth Road, run by a former professional trombonist(!) called Marcus Reynolds. It ran for several years before being forced to close due to financial pressures. Here’s the membership card
Spotted on ebay, test pressings of the Russians album on native Records, “And Other Groundless Accusations” from 1985. The album was recorded at the “Jive Bunny” studios in Rotherham.
Process (photo Pete Bargh)
Here’s a tune by the Process called “Running for too long”
Running for too long